The inaugural CPS Rising Stars Workshop will be held at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) on May 26, 2022. This workshop aims to identify and mentor outstanding PhD students and postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic careers in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) related areas. CPS are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. CPS technologies are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems, just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with information. This workshop also aims to increase representation and diversity in CPS, especially encouraging women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.  The workshop program committee will review applications and select CPS Rising Stars based on the research excellence and academic leadership potential. The selected applicants will receive travel support to attend the workshop. Their profiles will be highlighted on the workshop website and in the event brochure.

The workshop program will feature panels and presentations on the academic job search process and how to succeed as a junior faculty member, as well as research talks from workshop participants. This workshop will give participants a chance to gain insights about navigating the early stages of careers in academia and network with their peers, opening the door for ongoing collaboration and professional support for years to come.